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OceanGate CEO Admitted to Breaking Rules in Construction of Titanic Sub that Later Imploded



OceanGate CEO broke some rules

In a tragic turn of events, in a previous recording, the OceanGate CEO broke some rules when building the Titanic sub. As per Forbes, the recorded interview is from two years ago. Stockton Rush, who led OceanGate to make deep-sea exploration accessible to tourists, acknowledged breaking industry standards by incorporating carbon fiber and titanium into the sub’s construction. He justified these deviations as being driven by logic and sound engineering principles.

The submersible, described as “experimental” and lacking approval from any regulatory body, had previously embarked on two successful voyages to the Titanic. However, scientists at the Marine Technology Society raised concerns. They sent a letter to OceanGate in 2018 expressing their criticism of the company’s failure to meet industry safety standards for the vessel. The letter urged OceanGate to submit a prototype for review, as the New York Times reported.

The admission of breaking the rules by the OceanGate CEO adds a new perspective to the tragic incident. His quote from the interview, where he sought to be remembered as an innovator who selectively broke the rules to bring value and innovation to society, provides insight into his mindset and approach to the project.

Also read: Exploring the Concept of ‘Catastrophic Implosion’ in Titan Submersible

The submersible, the OceanGate Titan, embarked on its ill-fated journey on Sunday morning, 18 June 2023. It carried five passengers, including Rush. Their mission was to descend to the ocean floor and visit the site of the infamous wreck of the RMS Titanic. Tragically, less than two hours into the descent, contact was lost with the sub’s mother ship. An operation with teams from the United States, Canada, and France started to search for them.


The search took a devastating turn when they found debris consistent with the catastrophic loss of the submersible’s pressure chamber about 1,600 feet from the Titanic’s bow. The Coast Guard announced that they believed the five passengers had been lost. However, the teams have found no human remains at this time.

The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the OceanGate Titan and its passengers will continue in the coming days and weeks.

Also read:

Missing Titanic Submarine Found in Pieces – All Five Occupants Confirmed Dead

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